Problems Faced By Moms and Dads With Children With Disabilities
In this posting I chose to create about what I think about to be the main three problems faced by parents of children with disabilities. In the past I was stopped by a person with no experience of children with disabilities who asked me about the impact of having a child with special needs on my role as a mother. I just didn't put a thought in it but within a short time I came up with the following after letting the word flow out of my mind.
1.Feeling overcome and annoyed
2. Worn out physically and emotionally
3. Stuck in a rut
I wouldn't change a thing even by looking back over my list some time later. I still think that these are the top three difficulties faced by parents of children with disabilities.
In the following article I must have a explanation of why I chose these problems for my 'top three list'.
To begin with, feeling overwhelmed as well as discouraged is a thing that can naturally come with the area. Things can appear to happen very slowly but surely and improvement even more slowly at times and it can look like there is a lot to do based upon your child's disability.
Sometimes you might think that your child has learned something but a spanner can be tossed in the works and in addition there may be a few regressions or setbacks.
It is easy to turn out to be annoyed when you can so evidently see the needs of your kid but you're on a waiting list for services, and it may seem like your youngster is not getting enough support or that what is being tried on your child is simply not benefiting or is only giving minor advantages.
In other cases you think you are invisible as a parent and really feel your worries are falling on deaf ears or even that you're being dismissed.
Being emotionally and physically exhausted go hand in hand with moms and dads with special needs children with disabilities. This can be because of the fact that you're coping with a youngster with special needs on a physical and psychological level every single day and this can be exhausting. This is a result of dealing with a special needs kid on a physical and psychological level which can be tiring at all levels.
Good days can leave you feel on cloud 9 and enthusiastic whilst bad days can clean out all reserves you have and make the role challenging. There will be times you may seem like you will run away or hide or take yourself to bed but then you're cut back to this moment and know this is unrealistic!
And finally I added in being stuck in a rut as the item in my top 3 difficulties for parents of children with disabilities. You might flashback and hardly recognize the type of life you had before special needs entered your life.
Yes life is different now and it may be hard to see a way out where you can at least get back to doing a few of the things you loved doing before. While thinking of every thing that needs to be done for your special needs child you may think that your life will not be changed and you will continually be stuck in a rut.
However there is a means to conquer that feeling of being overcome and irritated, to find a level within yourself that is neither physically nor psychologically fatigued and to step faraway from any feelings of hopelessness and despair about where you stand and where you need to be.
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